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    TGCS 2023
    26th-28th July 2023
    Ryukoku, Kyoto, Japan

About TGCS 2023

The 19th biennial symposium is a scientific and technical meeting for investigators and students in all areas of computer simulation in biomechanics, especially human movement, motor control, and robotics related to biomechanics.

Organized by the
Technical Group on
Computer Simulation
of the International Society of Biomechanics
in cooperation with the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

Major Sponsors Include

  • isb
  • anybody
  • opensim
  • isb
  • anybody
  • opensim
  • mobilize
  • wutsai
  • terrabyte

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The symposium aims to address several goals including:


Joining together ISB members and others particularly involved in computer simulation.

Information Exchange

Providing a forum for extensive exchange of information related to new computer simulation approaches in biomechanics (methods, software, hardware and applications), including special demonstration sessions during the symposium.


Formulating standardized terminology of computer simulation in biomechanics.







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Simulation Exhibits


    Keynote Speakers

    • friedl

      Friedl De Groote

      Associate Professor
      Human Movement Biomechanics Research Group
      KU Leuven, Belgium

      Friedl De Groote is an associate professor at the Department of Movement Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium. Her research goal is to gain more insight into how the musculoskeletal system and central nervous system interact during movement and to use these insights to design interventions that improve movement performance. Her focus is on standing and walking - including the control of balance during these activities - in healthy people, in aging and in neurological disorders. Her unique approach is to combine computer simulations with experimental observations. Key to this approach is the development of computer methods to simulate human movement.

    • seungbum

      Seungbum Koo

      Associate Professor
      Musculoskeletal BioDynamics Group
      Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

      Seungbum Koo is an associate professor and head of the Musculoskeletal BioDynamics group at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He received BS (2000) and MS (2002) at Seoul National University, South Korea, and then received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, USA (2006). He spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow and staff research scientist in Mechanical Engineering and Radiology at Stanford University, USA. His research focuses on lower limb joint kinematics and kinetics. He developed a custom bi-planar fluoroscopic system and software, which has been used to investigate the foot skeletal kinematics during walking. He recently built a new mobile bi-planar fluoroscopic system and has started a clinical study to look into knee kinematics with Samsung Future Technology Grant. He has built knee and ankle musculoskeletal models to estimate internal forces in joints. He won the Grand Challenge Competition to Predict In Vivo Knee Loads in 2016. He has developed a new musculoskeletal forward dynamics simulation system with an artificial network controller trained with reinforcement learning. He hopes to contribute to understanding the roles of musculoskeletal connective tissues around joints under dynamic conditions.

    Join us at TGCS 2023 - the 19th biennial International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, and connect with a wide community of scholars.

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    Organizing Committee

    Erica Beaucage-Gauvreau, Dario Cazzola, Carlie Ede, Luca Modenese, Jennifer A. Nichols, Carmichael Ong, Gil Serrancolí, Michael Skipper Andersen begin organizing the TGCS 2023 symposium.

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    • October 28, 2022


    The 19th biennial symposium will take place at the Ryuoku University in the beautiful city of Kyoto, only 45 km from Osaka International airport (less than 1h 15 min in public transport) and about 600 km (3h and 20 with Shinkansen train) from Fukuoka (where ISB 2023 will take place).

    The venue will be at the Ryukoku University Avanti Kyoto Hall (9F Kyoto Avanti)

    The banquet will be at the Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo

    Located on the island Honshu, Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan. It is home to numerous Buddhist templesShinto shrines, palaces and gardens, some of which have been designated collectively as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Several hikes near Kyoto allow you to explore the amazing scenery, city views, and mountaintop temples.

    • bamboo

      Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

    • shrine

      Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine

    • Kinkaku-ji: The Golden Pavilion

      Kinkaku-ji: The Golden Pavilion

    • Kiyomizu-dera Temple

      Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    • Kyoto Tower

      Kyoto tower

    • Nijo Castle

      Nijo Castle

    • Fujiyama

      Fujiyama mountain from Kyoto



    There are many good hotels around Kyoto station near the TGCS venue, see this map. Some suggestions are included below

    • HotelDaiwa

      Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi

    • HotelElcient

      Hotel Elcient Kyoto

    • HotelIbis_683

      Ibis Styles Kyoto Station

    • HotelKeihan

      Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande

    • HotelR&B

      R&B Hotel Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi


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